Aston Merrygold has revealed that he would ‘love’ to be an actor, saying a role in a Marvel or DC film ‘would be the dream’.
The JLS star, 32, explained how he started his career in acting before finding fame with the boyband when they appeared on The X Factor in 2008.
He told The Sun: ‘Acting feels like the natural next step. I am going back to my roots. It is something I love to do.
Next steps: Aston Merrygold has revealed that he would ‘love’ to be an actor, saying a role in a Marvel or DC film ‘would be the dream’ (pictured in February)
‘You know, I am a real comic book geek at heart so anything like a role in a Marvel or a DC [Comics] production would be the dream.
‘It’ll be good for people to see me in a different light and with a different dynamic and role too… It’s where I see my future.’
Although hoping for a superhero film, Aston also praised movies and TV shows being made in the UK saying Gangs Of London is ‘brilliant’.
The star has already had a taste of acting with him appearing in rom com Boogie Man in 2018, which was directed by his pal Andy Morahan, and also having a role on CBBC comedy Always Never.
Boyband: The singer, 32, explained how he started his career in acting before finding fame with JLS when they appeared on The X Factor in 2008 and finished the show as runners up (L-R: Aston, Marvin Humes, JB Gill and Ortise Williams)
He has also been involved in a short Christmas film – A Tale To Tell – which is based around classic pantomime tales and made with Twist and Pulse’s Glen Murphy.
As well as his acting dreams, Aston is hoping to be able to go on tour with JLS’s bandmates – Marvin Humes, JB Gill and Oritse Williams – in 2021 after they had to postpone it due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Despite the delay, Aston has revealed they’ve kept in constant contact with each other during the crisis on a WhatsApp group.
He said: ‘We’ve got our WhatsApp group that we’re always talking on… We can’t wait until the tour. It’s going to be incredible.’
Family: Aston is engaged to girlfriend Sarah Lou with the couple sharing children Grayson, two, and Macaulay Shay, six months
Bandmate Marvin, 35, who is married to The Saturdays’ singer Rochelle – previously admitted he tried to reunite the group back in 2016.
He shared: ‘It’s lovely to be back here with my brothers. It’s something I’ve been waiting for for a long time.
‘Four years ago I tried to make this happen. I was on the phone to the guys like, “Come on guys, let’s just get back together, we should have never broke up. You’re telling me that our heart won’t beat again?”‘
It comes after Aston was tipped to be the celebrity behind the costume of Robin on The Masked Singer when it returned to ITV on Saturday.
True identity? The Masked Singer UK returned to ITV on Saturday and fans are already confident that the first contestant, Robin, is actually JLS star Aston Merrygold
Robin was the first mystery celeb to take the stage as he sung Can’t Stop The Feeling! by Justin Timberlake.
While he managed to avoid the unmasking on the first episode, many fans are already confident his true identity is that of Aston.
One fan wrote on Twitter: ‘I swear this bird on masked singer is Aston from jls,’ while another viewer penned: ‘Yayyyy! The Masked Singer calling it now – Robin is one of the JLS lads #TheMaskedSinger.’
In the video preview before his performance, the star said that he has ‘trained’ and is ‘fighting fit’. The judges subsequently wondered if he could be an athlete.
Robin also posed near to Albert Square signage, giving a possible clue that he has a connection to EastEnders or London.
However new judge, Mo Gilligan believed the hint was ‘too obvious.’